Wakefield Quin regularly advises originators, issuers, agents and underwriters on a broad range of public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, securitizations and other structured finance transactions.
We have advised clients on numerous initial public offerings for Bermuda companies listed on the world’s leading exchanges, including the NYSE, NASDAQ, LSE (including AIM) and HKEx. Our lawyers regularly advise on the listing of various securities on the Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX), including where newly-listed Bermuda companies seek passport onto another stock exchange. We are able to sponsor listing applications on the BSX through our affiliate, Harbour Financial Services Limited, which is a listing sponsor of the BSX.
Our lawyers advise on the establishment and management of SPVs used for a variety of structured finance transactions. For off balance transactions, we can establish an orphan SPV through a master charitable trust, specific charitable trust or purpose trust structure and render bankruptcy remoteness, true-sale and non-consolidation opinions. Through Church Bay Trust Co. Ltd., our affiliated fully-licensed trust company, we can establish the trust and SPV as well as provide a full range of trustee services and trust administration services.